The Shattering: America In The 1960's
by Kevin Boyle
- American History , The 20th Century – The Present
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A decade of radical change
On July 4, 1961, the rising middle-class families of a Chicago neighborhood gathered before their flag-bedecked houses, a confident vision of the American Dream. That vision was shattered over the following decade, its inequities at home and arrogance abroad challenged by powerful civil rights and antiwar movements. Assassinations, social violence, and the blowback of a “silent majority” shredded the American fabric.
Covering the late 1950s through the early 1970s, The Shattering focuses on the period’s fierce conflicts over race, sex, and war. Author Kevin Boyle captures the inspiring and brutal events of this passionate time with remarkable empathy and illuminates currents that still run through our politics today.
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|Release Date:||October 26, 2021|